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Ontario Bible College 

vol.74 no.4 ,Toronto, Canada , Dec. 1968 



Dr. Oswald J. Smith ri2, Alumnus of the Year, and celebrating 60 years of 
World Missions, Evangelism, Preaching, Pastoral Ministry and Writing. Here 
he is congratulated by Dr. Billy Graham and Miss Jane Scott T'15, recipient 

of the first Alumnus of the Year award. 




EDITORIAL 



FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK 




Do We Care About The World? 

fi^s Christians, we are as Jesus said, "not 
of this world," but we are "in" it. And as 
His followers we must care about the 
world. God loved the world. Christ died 
for the world. With the love of Christ con- 
straining us, we are sent into the world. 

What do we want to see? Better race 
relations? Only in Jesus Christ is there no 
east or west, no north or south. Only He 
can bind the red and yellow, black and 
white into the oneness of which Paul 
wrote: "all one — in Christ Jesus." 

Do we want to see peace? "There is no 
peace for the wicked" says the Scriptures. 
But there is peace — through the blood 
of His cross. And He gives personal 
peace, national peace, international peace. 

What do we want to see? The church 
growing in effectiveness and in power? 
The salvation of souls? The spread of the 
Word of God? 

Oh yes, our hearts cry out, we long to 
see men "love one another"; to realize the 
peace that passeth understanding; to see 



The Art of Caring and Giving 

Last year (1967) the people of America 
gave away money to charity at the awe- 
some rate of 40 million dollars a day, every 
day, for a grand total of nearly 15 billion 
dollars. 

This exceeded the total budgets of most 
of the smaller nations in the world! Yet 
how little of it went into the work of 
God. 

Giving away money seems to be easy. 
Doing it well is difficult. Thomas Jefferson 
said every man has 2 duties. One was to 



the church once more, with dignity and 
authority, becoming God's witness in a 
careless world; to know that "multitudes 
in the valley of decision" are converted 
to Christ; that the Word will be read by 
"each man in his own tongue". 

How? By virtue of its effective contribu- 
tion, we believe that the Bible College 
movement is one of the great means that 
God is using for these ends. 

How? By men and women coming for 
preparation through study and practice. By 
men and women praying for the College in 
these momentous days. By men and 
women supporting the College to enable 
its healthy development and spiritual effect- 
iveness. 

The prophet said, as the mouthpiece of 
God: "I sought for a man from among 
them that should make up the hedge and 
stand in the gap before f^e for the land 
. . . but I found none." 

What a sad commentary on those who 
do not care. Read the following paragraphs 
and see if you care enough to share in 
God's work here. 



devote a certain portion of his income for 
charitable purposes. The other was to see 
it was applied to do the most good of 
which it was capable. 

Gifts should be meaningful. They should 
be purposeful. They should be honoring 
to the Lord. They should further His work. 

Is wise, careful giving worth the sacrifice, 
the praying, the planning? Yes! Gifts can 
be used and blessed of God to reach the 
world with the good news of His love. 

And we — you there and we here — 
can share in it together. 



Vol. 74, Number 4, December 1968. 

Editor: Douglas C. Percy 

Ass't. Editor: Charles A. Tipp 

Published Quarterly by 

Ontario Bible College, 

14-16 Spadina Rd., Toronto, Canada 



Authorized as second class mail, by the 
Post Office Department, Ottawa, and 
for payment of postage in cash, place 
of distribution — Oshawa, Ont. 

This ISSUE of The RECORDER, 
16,500 Copies. 



/^fter three months of our merged oper- 
ation Ontario Bible College is moving away 
from the sandbars and shoals, and under 
full sail has set out on its course. We be- 
lieve that it is a course pre-set by the 
Lord, for is He not the "Captain of our 
salvation"? 

The sandbars and the shoals were very 
real to us in September. We needed 
residences, offices and classrooms to ac- 
commodate our enlarged faculty and 
student body (there are now 341 students). 
We had to face many questions. Would 
students respond to this new College op- 
portunity? Would our facilities and cam- 
pus be adequate? Would our alumni and 
friends stand with us during these difficult 
times of transition? 

But out of all our fears "the Lord 
delivered us." 

Walk across the campus now (and it is 
a walk) and see our eight buildings, filled 
with students and bustling with activity. 
One feels the very atmosphere of dedica- 
tion and Christian vitality. 

Residences are full (we have 3 new 
ones); the Library has an overflow room; 
the H^usic Conservatory is too small, and 
hymns and songs can be heard in almost 
any room that is vacant for the hour; class- 
rooms are plotted for the best available 
use of space, with all the care of a 
military maneuver; and the dining room 
calls for the ingenuity of a quartermaster 
and the utmost in logistic planning. 

But the unity and harmony, the fellow- 
ship and understanding as all the diverse 
elements of the two Colleges merge more 
and more, surely indicate the blessing of 
the Lord on the newly formed school. 

Not that the problems are past! There 
are still some difficult areas that will call 
for much wisdom and grace. If the student 
body increases as is anticipated, much 
thought will have to go into a larger cam- 
pus. If the College is to meet the needs of 
this complex day and still maintain its dis- 
tinction as a BIBLE College — where 
young people can be trained for the ser- 
vice of the Lord Jesus Christ around the 
world, where Ivlissions and Pastoral minis- 
tries are emphasized, and where the Word 
of God is believed and taught — then we 
must have an undergirding of prayer and 
support from those of "like precious faith" 
and of like concern for God's work. 



"J"he President of the United States who 
was being elected last month will take his 
oath of office in January with his hand on 
a Bible. When Queen Elizabeth II was 
crowned the royal sovereign of the United 
Kingdom in June 1953, one of the bishops 
who took part in the ceremony carried a 
Bible as they walked before her from the 
door of Westminster Abbey to the scene 
of her enthronement. She took her corona- 
tion vows upon the sacred Word of God. 
For the past 200 years the Bible has been 
under attack. Before that, little effort was 
made to discredit the Scriptures, but in 
our day many people have come to doubt 
that the Bible is authoritative, reliable and 
trustworthy. I would like to speak to their 
doubts. 

Now when we make an effort to contend 
for the truth of the Bible, we are often ac- 
cused of bibliolatry. People tell us, "You 
are worshipping the Bible and not the 
Christ of the Bible." But what we say is 
not bibliolatry, it is recognizing the authori- 
ty of the Bible, because except for one or 
two references in secular history, the only 
knowledge we have of Jesus Christ is what 
is found in the Bible, It is from this book 
that we obtain our understanding of our 
Saviour Jesus Christ. If we cannot trust the 
Bible we might as well throw it overboard. 

Without the Bible we could think that 
our experience of Christ is self-hypnotism, 
or something to be explained by some rule 
of psychology. But we know conversion is 
real because we have the Bible by which 
to judge this spiritual experience. Today, 
however, there is a growing movement to 
get the Bible out of the courtroom, out of 
the schoolroom, out of the national life. If 
this movement succeeds they will take "In 
God We Trust" off the American coins; 
they will take chaplains out of the Armed 
Forces; and prayer will no longer be of- 
fered in the halls of government. In the 
United States some even want to do away 
with the singing of carols at Christmas- 
time. I can't imagine anything more ridicu- 
lous than that. 

If the Bible goes down, anarchy will 
prevail. Our generation must face the ap- 
palling fact that for us it is either the 
Bible — or back to the jungle. Western 
civilization was built upon a supernatural- 
istic concept. The leaders believed in God 



and trusted His Word. If that Word is taken 
away there are no other philosophies to 
combat the godless ideologies sweeping 
the world. 

The Apostle Jude writes, "For admission 
has been secretly gained by some who 
long ago were designated for this con- 
demnation, ungodly persons who pervert 
the grace of our God into licentiousness 
and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus 
Christ" (Jude 4). The Greek word Jude 
uses for "secretly gained", which the King 
James Bible translates "crept in un- 
awares", is an unusual word, which occurs 



reasonable for me to suppose, since I am 
an intelligent being and God is an intelli- 
gent being, that He would somehow reveal 
Himself to me and to the human race. 
Scientists in increasing numbers are telling 
us that there is some sort of order back 
of the universe, and there must be some 
sort of intelligence. This intelligence or- 
ders and arranges and creates, and He 
made us, and down in our hearts we 
hunger to know Him. 

Has God revealed Himself? Yes, in many 
ways. I look into a telescope and I know 
there is a God. I look through a micro- 



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Billy Graham 



only here in the whole Bible. It means 
literally "to creep in sideways, like a bur- 
glar". And I say that there are burglars in 
the house trying to destroy the faith upon 
which this nation was built. 

Men hunger for the revelation of the 
true God. They cannot believe that God 
has left us to ourselves. The Bible teaches 
that God loves; and men everywhere long 
to know this. All the religions of the world 
are responses to man's striving to find 
God. But the Scripture says that by or- 
dinary searching you won't find God. God 
has already revealed Himself; and it is 



scope and know there must be a God. For 
the eye, the universe is brilliant with light 
and color; for the ear, the universe throbs 
with sound; for the lungs, there is pure air 
to breathe. God has made the earth a 
storehouse for food, to satisfy man's 
hunger. But man also has a deep hunger 
of the spirit and the mind, and God has 
supplied this need, too, by revealing Him 
self in the Word of God, the Holy Scrip- 
tures. 
The Bible was written by about forty 

(Continued on page 4) 



ONTARIO BIBLE COLLEGE/DEC. 1968 



writers over a period of some 1,600 years. 
It comprises 66 books, and they all are 
concerned with one subject. Think of it! 
The great theme from one end of the Bible 
to the other is redemption! God's love for 
the human race; God redeeming man and 
bringing man back to Himself after man 
had rebelled against his Maker. That is 
what the Bible is all about. Down through 
the years it has been ridiculed, and copies 
have been destroyed and burned; but it 
lives on. It is the anvil that has worn out 
many hammers. 

Some men have dedicated their lives to 
destroying the Bible. Why do men hate it 
so? Because the Bible disturbs their lives. 
It says, "You're a sinner," and we don't 
like that. Men love darkness rather than 
light because their deeds are evil. And the 
Bible says that God's Word is a light to 
our feet and a lamp to our pathway. We 
don't want that light. Men said concerning 
Jesus, "We will not have this man to reign 
over us." We don't want Christ. We don't 
want the Bible. We don't want God. We 
want to go on and live in our sins without 
any disturbance, without any twinge of 
conscience. Therefore we say, "Let's get 
rid of the Bible." 

The prophetic messages of the Bible are 
coming true in our day. When we read in 
Daniel and 2 Timothy and 2 Peter about 
things that are coming to pass, we are 
amazed to find these passages sounding 
like our morning newspaper. Jesus, 2,000 
years ago, looked forward and said there 
would be a day like this. Oh, the Bible is 
true. Most books are born, live a few short 
years, then go the way of everything else 
on earth. They are forgotten; but not the 
Bible. It lives on. It is preserved. 

Not many years ago some writers were 
speaking of the "sure results", the "ab- 
solute certainties", and the "final posi- 
tions" of a science that had disproved the 
Bible. These phrases no longer occur with 
such frequency. The "assured results" 
have in many cases blown up in their 
faces. Time after time it has been proved 
that the Bible was right and the scholars 
were wrong. As a naturalist has written in 
The New York Times, "Every scientific fact 
that man has so far discovered adds luster 
and testimony to the value and integrity of 
the Bible." 

All the writers of Scripture claim that 
God gave them their material. Two thous- 
and times in the Old Testament alone the 
authors and prophets claimed that they 
were quoting God: "The Lord God called 
unto Adam and said . . ." "The Lord said 
unto Noah . . ." "God spake unto Is- 
rael . . ." "The Lord commanded . . ." In 



the first five books alone the words "God 
said" appear 700 times. Now, is the author 
a liar? If he is, let's tear up the whole 
thing and toss it away. Or is it God's 
Word? In one Psalm alone there are 40 
different instances where God is said to 
speak. Did He or did He not? 

You have to decide. One day I had to 
make that decision myself, by faith. I saw 
the evidence but I could not prove it. I 
had to take a step of faith; and when I 
did, my life and ministry were changed. 
There came an authority and a power and 
an assurance and a security. So I say, 
either God spoke to these men as they 
wrote by inspiration, or they are the most 
consistent liars the world has ever known. 
Two thousand times they must have lied 
in the Old Testament alone! 

Jesus repeatedly quoted the Old Testa- 
ment, and not once did He tell us to doubt 
it. He said, "The Scripture cannot be 
broken," and I believe Jesus. The apostles 
constantly quoted the Old Testament 
Scripture. "All scripture is given by in- 
spiration of God," says Paul, "and is profit- 
able for doctrine, for reproof, for correc- 
tion, for instruction in righteousness." 
What I want to know is, if the prophets 
were wrong, if Jesus was wrong, if Paul 
was wrong, if Peter was wrong. If so, let's 
forget this book. But if they were right, we 
had better start reading and studying this 
Bible daily, because in it are the answers 
to the problems of life. In the Bible is 
God's revelation to us that can change 
and transform our lives and make us into 
whole persons. 

The Bible convicts of sin. It speaks of 
itself as a mirror, a critic, a hammer. We 
cannot come to God unless we are con- 
vinced of our sinfulness by the Holy Spirit, 
and the Holy Spirit uses the Word to bring 
that about. Our next step is to believe that 
Jesus is the Christ. The Bible says, "These 
are written that you may believe that Jesus 
is the Christ, the Son of God, and that be- 
lieving you may have life in His name" 
(John 20:31). Notice it says "believe", 
which means "to trust in, to put your con- 
fidence in, to put your hope in, to put 
everything you have in". If we wait until 
we can understand it all intellectually, we 
will be lost 

A mathematics professor at a university 
said to me, "When I began working on my 
doctorate, I came to the conclusion that 
there is no God and stopped going to 
church. But my life is a wreck, my wife 
has left me, I am unable to live without 
alcohol. 1 have come now to believe that 
there is a God, and I want to be converted, 
but I cannot come with my mind all the 



way. However, there are also many ma- 
thematical equations that I can't fully come 
to understand with my mind." You see, we 
have to come finally by faith. 

The Bible teaches, as I indicated earlier, 
that it is food for the soul. Just as a steak 
gives energy to the body, so we "eat" the 
Word of God to give energy to our souls. 
If people will begin memorizing verses, 
they will find that the Word of God is food 
by which their spiritual lives can grow. 
Some protest, "The Bible is hard to under- 
stand. I read it, but can't make anything 
out of it." Well, I heard about a girl who 
read a novel and detested it. She put it 
down before she had finished it (after 
reading the last page to see how it came 
out!). Six months later she met the author 
and fell in love with him. Then she re- 
read the book and thought it was the 
greatest novel in the world! 

You can read the Bible without knowing 
Jesus Christ, but it is a closed book to 
you. It is a lot of hodgepodge; you can't 
figure it out, you can't make heads or tails 
of it. But if you come to Jesus Christ and 
fall in love with Him, the Bible will become 
a new book to you. You see, the Holy 
Spirit inspired it, and the Holy Spirit will 
illuminate your mind and heart and inter- 
pret the Word and apply it to you. 

We have a great deal of new knowledge 
in our day, but I know of nothing that has 
been discovered that can offer the world 
a better God, a better Saviour, a better 
law of ethics, a better plan for the King- 
dom of God, a better plan of redemption. 
We have discovered nothing concerning 
the eternal destiny of men after death be- 
yond what this Bible has told us. The 
Bible makes it clear that God took all of 
our sins and laid them on Christ; that it 
was your sins and mine which nailed 
Christ to the cross. But through that cross 
a great victory came. The Bible teaches 
that Jesus Christ triumphed over sin and 
death and the grave and hell; and there is 
hope for men today. 

We ordinarily live in four dimensions — 
length, width, height and time — but I 
want to tell you that there is another 
dimension: the spiritual dimension that 
thousands living in the world today have 
not tried. It is the dimension revealed in 
the Bible, the dimension that Christ offers 
freely to every one who will trust Him. I am 
asking you to trust Him today as your 
Saviour. 

Rcprinlcd wiili permission 
DECISION MAGAZINE 
Copyrighted 1968 hy 
The Billy Graluim Evaiinclislic 
Association 



Alumnus of the Year (coverstory) 




Mr. Alex Deans, Alumni President, presents a special illuminated address to Alumnus 
of the Year, Dr. Oswald J. Smith, T'12. 




*nv 



Miss Jane Scott, T'16, presents l>. i :,pecial" award to Mrs. O. J. Smith. Miss Scott's 
original poem was both hilarious and touching. 



y he choice of Alumnus of the Year, any 
year, is a ticklish decision. How do we 
choose one person from the scores or 
hundreds who might be eligible? 

There are a few guidelines. The Alumnus 
chosen should be one who not only exem- 
plifies the best in Bible College training, 
but one whose life and work have been in 
some measure outstanding. 

Bible College training covers many 
areas: the study of the Bible and theology; 
the art of preaching and the skill of teach- 
ing; the grasp of history and the challenge 
of missions: the grace of prayer and the 
power of personal witness. These and 
more are the elements built into a gradu- 
ate of the Bible College. 

To use this training, to see a growing 
and a developing ministry, often takes 
years of discipline and service. 

On scanning the alumni, this develop- 
ment for the Alumnus of the Year is looked 
for: perhaps he should be the pastor of a 
church; an evangelist or preacher; a mis- 
sionary or one who through some means 
— radio, literature, music — has served 
the cause of Christ. 

Rarely does one find these gifts in one 
man. But in 1968, in the 60th year of his 
preaching ministry and the 56th year since 
his graduation, Oswald J. Smith T'12 was 
acclaimed Alumnus of the Year. 

Founder of The Peoples Church and the 
Peoples Missionary Society; evangelist and 
Bible teacher of world renown; missionary 
apologist and statesman; author of many 
books and scores of hymns; this man, 
hailed by one of Toronto's daily papers as 
■ our Dr. Smith" was chosen as Alumnus 
of the Year for this historical day in the 
merging of two Colleges. 

Dr. Smith studied at T.B.C.; he also 
counselled, prayed with, and encouraged 
Dr. Wilmot Mahood in the founding of 
L.C.B.M. His church supports many gradu- 
ates from both schools who serve on the 
mission field. 

We honoured an alumnus. The alumnus 
does us honour. But both the College and 
Dr. Smith would join to sing what he wrote 
back in 1930: 

There is joy in serving Jesus, 
As I journey on my way; 
Joy that fills my heart with gladness 
Every hour of every day. 

Chorus: 

There is joy, joy, joy in serving Jesus. 

Joy that throbs within my heart; 

Every moment, every hour. 

As I draw upon His power 

There is joy, joy, 

Joy that never shall depart." (D C P) 



ONTARIO BIBLE COLLEGE/OEC. 1968 



new buildincs 



October 4, 1968 was the date of the ex- 
plosion: Ontario Bible College expanded 
from five buildings to eight, and three halls 
were renamed to carry the names of men 
whose lives and influence on the London 
campus are a cause of remembrance and 
rejoicing. 

At a special service of dedication, Mr. 
J. William Horsey, Chairman of the Board, 
reminded us that four of the College 
buildings carried names that are honoured 
in T.B.C. history: McNicol Hall; Rhodes 
Hall and Usher Hall. (It took Dr. Boehmer 
to remind us of the J. William Horsey 
Library which had not been mentioned!) 



Now the other four buildings were to be 
named for men of the London College. 

The ones were named for these men: 
DIXON HALL at 24-26 Spadina Road is 
named after Mr. F. B. Dixon, long-time 
Chairman of the Board of Governors at 
L.C.B.M., and whose support, labour and 
generosity meant much to the institution 
and the work of God. 

HARRIS MEMORIAL CONSERVATORY on 

the campus at 16 Spadina Road. The 
career of President Percy Harris was cut 
off in 1959 through death, as a result of 
polio. Mrs. Harris could not be present, 
but appreciated the honor to her husband's 



name who "dedicated his short life to 
training the dear young people entrusted 
to him and whom he loved. My thoughts 
and prayers will be with you on October 
4." 

ALLOWAY HALL, 15 Spadina Road. This 
building, secured as a residence for men, 
carries the name of Mr. A. R. Alloway, 
long-time Chairman of London Bible Insti- 
tute, Christian businessman and devoted 
churchman whose counsel and godly wis- 
dom will long be remembered. 
MAHOOD HALL, formerly known as Fellow- 
ship Hall, is a small auditorium that from 
henceforth will carry the name of the 




DIXON HALL 



3s dedicated 



founder of L.C.B.M. Dr. J. Wilmot Mahood 
is remembered as a student of the Word, 
a passionate preactier of the Gospel, and 
a Christian statesman. His life and work 
do follow him. 

HOOPER MEMORIAL CHAPEL. The Audi- 
torium in McNicol Hall will now bear the 
name of Dr. E. Ralph Hooper, "the be- 
loved physician," missionary statesman, 
devoted Christian. His global ministry and 
his influence on both L.C.B.M. and T.B.C. 
will be remembered as long as this audi- 
torium stands. 

The service of dedication was as follows: 
Dedication of Dixon Hall 



An Appreciation Dr. S. L. Boehmer 

Reply Mr. F. B. Dixon 

Prayer of Dedication 

Rev. K. A. Ecklebarger 
Dedication of Harris Memorial 
Conservatory of Music 
An Appreciation Dr. W. R. Foster 

Reply Rev. D. C. Percy 

Prayer of Dedication 

Rev. E. L. Simmonds 
Dedication of Alloway Hall 

An Appreciation Mr. C. W. Stephens 

Reply Mrs. Mary K. Alloway 

Prayer of Dedication 

Rev, G. W. Dorey 



Dedication of Mahood Hall and 
E. Ralph Hooper Memorial Chapel 
An Appreciation Mr. Russell Winslow 

Reply Mrs. S. Kerr 

(nee Helen Hooper) 
Prayer of Dedication 

Dr. J. H. Hunter 

The dedication service was climaxed by 

Dr. Boehmer speaking about the future 

steps of the College, and Rev. W. Tyler 

pronounced the benediction. 

The buildings thus being declared offi- 
cially open, the Student Council con- 
ducted the visitors on a tour of the College 
campus. 




ALLOWAY HALL 



ONTARIO BIBLE COLLEGE/DEC. 1968 



Who Are We? 



H ave you wondered what kind of people 


Church of Christ: 1 


attend Bible College? Where they come 


Church of Christ Disciples: 1 


from? What churches they represent? 


Church of China: 1 


These statistics 


may help answer your 


Church of South India: 1 


questions. Why not pray for them? Or 


Congregational Christian: 2 


better still, join the 


m! 


Evangelical Church of West Africa: 2 


There are over 


340 students, represent- 


Evangelical Mennonite: 2 


ing: 




Evangelical Mennonite Brethren: 1 


International 




Evangelical Methodist: 1 


Students: 39 


Ireland: 1 


Free Evangelical: 1 


Agentina: 1 


Nigeria: 2 


Free Methodist: 2 


Australia: 3 


Philippines: 1 


Independent: 3 


England: 4 


Rhodesia: 1 


Interdenominational: 10 


France: 1 


Switzerland: 1 


Lutheran: 1 


Germany: 1 


United States: 12 


Mennonite; 5 


Hong Kong: 4 


West Indies: 3 


Mennonite Brethren: 5 


India: 3 


Zambia: 1 


Methodist: 1 


Denominations Represented 


Nazarene: 1 


in Student Body 




Non Denominational: 11 


Anglican: 12 




Pentecostal: 7 


Associated Gospe 


: 59 


Presbyterian: 19 


Assembly of God: 


1 


Reformed: 1 


Baptist: 135 




Salvation Army: 3 


Brethren: 25 




United Church of Canada: 7 


Brethren in Christ 


5 


United Baptist: 2 


Christian & Missionary Alliance: 13 


United Church of Christ: 1 


Christian Brethren 


(Zambia): 1 


United Methodist: 1 


Christian Reformed: 1 


United Missionary Church: 2 



Ontario 

Bible 

College's 

First 

Freshman 

Class! 

124 FRESHMEN HAD 
REGISTERED BY 
NOVEMBER 




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CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 

Hear ONTARIO BIBLE COLLEGE students 

in their special Christmas programs 

at one of the following: 

London 

Centennial Hall 
Dec. 8, at 2:45 p.m. 

Hamilton 

Philpott Memorial Church 
Dec. 13, at 8:00 p.m. 

Toronto 

Cooke's Presbyterian Church 
Dec. 20, at 8:00 p.m. 

Join in these services of rejoicing. 
Director: Warren E. Adams, M. Mus. 




College For A Day Open House 

MARCH 17-19 

Ontario Bible College will open wide its doors 
to prospective or interested students for three days: 

MARCH 17-19, 1969 

Due to limited space, young people interested in Bible College 

should plan on coming as follows: 

From Metropolitan Toronto, lues., March 17, at 8.20 A.M. 

From Burlington-Hamilton to London, Wed., March 18 at 8.20 A.M. 

From other centres, Thurs., March 19 at 8:20 A.M. 

This year our invitation covers those 

at present in Grade XII and Grade XIII or at University or College. 

If you plan on coming we should know. 

Please phone or write the Dean of Students 

CLASSES AND LUNCH ALL FREE! 

Write: 16 Spadina Road, Toronto 4, Ontario 
or phone 924-7167 



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Annual Missionary Conference 

FEBRUARY 5-8, 1969 

We welcome all who can join us for these four days 
of Missionary emphasis 

SESSIONS: 

Mornings 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Afternoons 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

Evenings 7:00-9:30 p.m. 

Saturday 7:45 p.m. 

THEME SPEAKER: 

Dr. George Peters, Dallas Theological Seminary 

plus: Rev. P. Stam, Rev. W. E. Davies, Dr. G. Hilgeman 

Rev. Virgil Newbrander, Dr. R. Foster, Rev. R. Self 

Mr. D. Findlay, Mr. A. Norrish and many others 

50 Missionaries will be on hand with Literature, Films, Counselling 
Young People Are Warmly Invited 



Ontario Bible College Graduation 

Saturday, April 26, 1969 

Varsity Arena, Bloor St., at Bedford Rd. 

7:45 P.M. 
THE FIRST GRADUATION OF ONTARIO BIBLE COLLEGE! 

Every year we hear of people 

who want to attend a Bible College Graduation, 

but prior commitments make it impossible. 

They miss out on a night of rich, spiritual blessing. 

BOOK THE DATE NOW! 

300-voice Student Choir, and other Sacred Music 

Witness by graduating Students 
Awarding of Degrees — Granting of Diplomas 

This will be one of the great Christian events 
in Canada that you should not miss 



ONTARIO BIBLE COLLEGE/DEC. 1968 



"The power of the gospel is to bring light 
and warmth," Leith Samuel told the Anni- 
versary Conference of Ontario Bible Col- 
lege. "It is not an end In itself. But sound- 
ness without warmth is repelling and 
warmth without soundness is misleading." 

Commemorating 
110 Years of Service 

The Conference commemorated 75 years 
of Christian service for Toronto Bible Col- 
lege and 35 years for London College of 
Bible and IVIissions, The merged College 
will carry on the traditions of both. 

Mr. Leith Samuel of Above Bar Church 
in Southampton, England, is a graduate 
of Cambridge University, England, in 
Hellenistic Greek; he is also a leader of 
the Fellowship of Independent Evan- 
gelical Churches. During the day ses- 
sions at the College he drew upon his 
rich background to illustrate his helpful 
expositions of Paul's Second Epistle to 
Timothy. 

"Christianity" he said, is a "thinking 
man's religion because it renews the 
mind". 

He described "Heaven's best, dying at 
the hands of earth's worst, that heaven's 
riches might be given to earth's poorest " 

"I cannot stand on a platform", he said, 
"with those who deny the resurrection; 
no matter how high their rank. This calls 
for separation but not separatism." 

"A pastor's function is to feed the sheep; 
not to entertain the goats." 

In his evening addresses at Knox 
Church, Mr. Samuel spoke on the "Founda- 
tion and Discipline of the Church"; "The 




Leith Samuel 

and 

Nigel Kerr 

Speak At 
Anniversary 
Conference 

by Charles A. Tipp 




Mr. Leith Samuel, England, Anniversary 
speaker. 



Dynamic or Power of the Church" and 
"The Consummation or Hope of the 
Church". 

Throughout the Conference, Dr. Nigel 
Kerr of Gordon Divinity School, Boston, 
shared in bringing a challenge from God's 
Word. The day sessions at the College 
packed the 400 seat Hooper Chapel with 
students and a few friends. In the eve- 
ning sessions hundreds of friends and 
alumni attended the services in Knox 
Church. 

The Wednesday evening session was 
especially large as Dr. S. L. Boehmer 
chaired the meeting and Dr. Wm Fitch 
of Knox Church read the scripture and 
led in prayer. 

The Role of Conscience 

Conscience" was the theme of Dr. Kerr's 
major addresses, quoting Paul "I always 
take pains to have a good conscience void 
of offence toward God and toward men." 
Acts 24:16. 

"Conscience", he said, "like a computer, 
needs to be fed the right data." 

"As watches need to be related to the 
solar system, so conscience needs to be 
related to God." 

Stressing a different aspect each day, 
Dr. Kerr said, "Conscience needs regen- 
eration, renewal, content and fellowship. 
Conscience also demands caution." 

The Conference was enriched by the 
musical ministries of the Bible College 
Chorale and several smaller musical 
groups, as well as instrumental and vocal 
soloists. These were under the able direc- 
tion of Mr. Warren Adams, Mr. David Gast 
and Mrs. Betty Percy. 




Dr. Nigel Kerr, Gordon Divinity School, 
Anniversary speaker. 



Dr. William Fitch, Knox Church; Mr. Leith Samuel, England; Dr. S. L. Boehmer, O.B.C., 
during Anniversary services held at Knox Presbyterian Church. 



10 




Dr. J. W. Sanderson 

The Elmore Harris Academic 
Lecture Series 

For the 1969 academic lecture series, the 
faculty has invited Dr. John W. Sanderson, 
Jr., Vice President Academic Affairs, and 
Dean of Faculty, Covenant College, Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn. 

Dr. Sanderson is a graduate of Wheaton 
College, and has received his B.D. and 
S.T.M. degrees from Faith Theological 
Seminary, an A.M. in Philosophy from the 
University of Pennsylvania, and an honorary 
D.D. degree from Geneva College. Prior 
to taking up his duties at Covenant, Dr. 
Sanderson had taught at Faith Theological 
Seminary and at Westminster Theological 
Seminary. 

An outstanding teacher. Dr. Sanderson 
flies to St. Louis each week to teach Sys- 
tematic Theology at Covenant Theological 
Seminary. His interests are by no means 
exclusively academic. He has been an 
effective pastor and has had wide 
experience in visiting mission fields of the 
world. 

Dr. Sanderson will be with us for three 
days, March 10, 11, and 12, 1969. Any 
friends who would like to share in these 
significant lectures would be most warmly 
welcome. Hold the dates and watch for 
further announcement. 



This Letter Brings Joy 
To O.B.C. 

■•| am a graduate of T.B.C., 1934, and that 
same year I came to Bolivia to serve the 
Lord as a missionary of the Canadian 
Baptist Foreign Mission Board. 

"Now the time has come for me to go 
home for final furlough and then retire- 
ment. 1 expect to be living in Toronto, D.V. 
My former Canadian home was Winnipeg. 

"I have used the prayer folder regular- 
ly and have followed with interest the mer- 
ger with the London College of Bible and 
Missions. As soon as I do get settled and 
rested I will be on hand for the Wednesday 
prayer meeting. I will be flying from La 
Paz to Toronto, on Oct. 7th, and as soon 
as I can catch my breath will be going to 
Kenora, Ont. to visit my 92 year old Mother 
who is looking forward to seeing me, and 
of course I count this a real blessing that 
she has been spared for my final return 
to Canada. 

"This letter is for information so you can 
make the change of address on your mail- 
ing lists. 

"May the Lord bless the work of prepar- 
ing young lives for His service. I have been 
able to use the training I received at 
T.B.C. and in the Winnipeg General Hospi- 
tal to help many souls both spiritually and 
physically. 

Happy in His Service 

(Miss) Dorothy Francklin T'34" 



Missionaries Support 
Their College 

During the past few months, missionaries 
have sent in gifts (from meagre missionary 
allowances) to encourage and support 
their college. What a joy, a thrill, to know 
that they are mindful of the places where 
they received their vision and training. 

And what a good example they set! If 
every alumnus pledged just $1.00 a month 
(or $12.00 a year, naturally) this would 
provide over $40,000 from this source 
alone — much more than the combined 
alumni associations contributed in 1967- 
•68. 

And since many could pledge more than 
$12.00 a year (one old age pensioner 
sends in $5.00 or $7.00 every month!) the 
alumni could not only underwrite a share 
of college expenses, but could thus assure 
that others will receive the training that 
they enjoyed and use in the service of the 
Lord. 

Remember, it is also your College! 



GIFT ANNUITIES 

ASSURE A FIXED INCOME 

FOR LIFE! 

The Bible College has established gift 
annuities that carry double dividends and 
double blessings. 

An annuity is a means of contributing 
to the work of the Lord and also assuring 
a fixed income from it, for life. 

While contracts may be obtained in 
amounts of $500 and upward, a $1,000 
gift annuity will assure the owner for life, 
at age 50 a return of 4.5%; at age, 60, 
5.3 °o; at age 70, 6.2%. 

Any age in between or beyond these 
examples will benefit on a scale fixed and 
controlled by the trust fund laws of On- 
tario. All annuity contracts are insured by 
one of Canada's leading insurance com- 
panies. 

Annuitants have a choice of several 
contracts and are protected in every way 
in their investment. 

Why not write or phone for more in- 
formation and literature? Or our Field 
Representatives will be happy to call on 
you to explain how annuities work. 

There is no obligation. This is just a 
means whereby Christian friends can wise- 
ly and safely invest in the Lord's work. 
There are double dividends! 

At Last It's Official! 

A New Name: It is now ONTARIO BIBLE 
COLLEGE. 

A New Motto: TO PRESENT EVERY MAN 
MATURE IN CHRIST (Col. 1:28) 
A New Symbol: See page 12 for the sym- 
bol and its symbolism. 
New Colours: The O.B.C. colours are green 
and dark gold. 

Many Changes — EXCEPT THAT ONE 
GREAT WORD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 
NAME: BIBLE 

We are still a BIBLE College, training 
men and women to carry its message to 
the uttermost part of the earth. The BIBLE 
is the unchanging message of God to all 
mankind. It is inspired, infallible and in- 
errant. 

If you believe this with us, then stand 
with us in our great task of making the 
living word, the Lord Jesus Christ, known 
to the world. 



DIAL-A-THOUGHT 

The telephone ministry is still reaching 
hundreds of people every day. Pass the 
number on 920-2222 (Toronto). 



ONTARIO BIBLE COLLEGE/DEC. 1968 



11 




Ontario Bible College Symbol 



"phe first published appearance of tfie new 
O.B.C. symbol is seen here, and on the 
cover of this issue of the Recorder. You 
will be thrilled and delighted with the 
design, as is everyone who has seen it. 

The design itself is the product of much 
research on the part of an outstanding 
designer (and a good friend of the 
College), who worked with officials of 
O.B.C. until this simple but profound sym- 
bol came into being, incorporating the new 
Initials and carrying something of what 
the College stands for. 

The symbol is a perfect circle, carry- 
ing the idea of the eternity of God, Whose 
we are and Whom we serve. But it is not 
only a circle in circumference, it is all em- 
bracing in its sweep. It typifies the world 
for which our Lord died, a world that has 
been committed unto us as the extent of 
our ministry. To "go into all the world and 
preach the Gospel to every creature" is 



our goal, the objective for our graduates. 

The circle is also unbroken in its sweep, 
signifying that we are "all one In Christ 
Jesus" as our interdenominational and 
international fellowship attests. It also 
speaks of the merger of two schools, 
binding them together in one. 

The centre of the circle represents a 
gothic window, the worldwide, architect- 
ural, visual concept of the Church. The 
Bible College does not replace nor super- 
sede the church. Rather it is the "hand- 
maid" of the church, and seeks to work 
in participation with all those of "like pre- 
cious faith." The window fittingly points 
heavenward, for only with the blessing of 
the God of heaven, and In dependent 
prayer upon Him, will our work stand. 

The two letters within the circle Identify 
both the height and the breadth of our 
College: it is a Bible College, with the 
Word of God at its heart and as the core 



of Its entire programme. The Bible is the 
common major for all students, regardless 
of what other courses they might choose. 

It is a College, seeking to give depth 
and scholarship to the men and women 
who come to prepare for the greatest 
career ever offered to young people 
"ambassadors of Jesus Christ." 

Can so much be read into such a 
starkly simple symbol? Yes it can. Indeed 
more than all this lies behind the name 
ONTARIO BIBLE COLLEGE. We trust that 
the symbol will identify an institution whose 
Board of Governors, Faculty, Staff and 
Students are totally committed to the Lord 
Jesus Christ and to the spread of His 
Word and His Gospel at home and over- 
seas. This, after all, is our true identifica- 
tion. The symbol is merely a visual aid to 
help us and to help you, remember these 
tremendous facts. 



12 



Alumni News 



Compiled by: Mrs. C. Van Duzen (T) 
Mrs. Mildred Murray (L) 



NEW ALUMNI LEADERSHIP 




\/\/ith the merger of the two Alumni As- 
sociations, a new executive has been voted 
into office. Here are the key officers: 
PRESIDENT: The first president of the 
newly merged Alumni Association is Rev. 
Murray L. Hicks, B.Th. L'58, pastor of 
Grace Gospel Church, Niagara Falls. 

Murray has been very close to L.C.B.M., 
having served as Alumni President and 
Field Representative of the school. At pres- 
ent he is also serving as Vice-President 
of the Associated Gospel Churches. 

He is a man of the Word, a devoted 
and spiritual pastor and a preacher of 
note. The Alumni Association is in good 
hands under his leadership. 
VICE-PRESIDENTS: Two vice-presidents, 
one from Toronto and one from London 
were also elected to serve the new Alumni 
Association. 




Rev. William H. Crump, T'49, will represent 
his alma mater and he needs no intro- 
duction to the College constituency. For 
10 years he has been a member of the 
Faculty at Toronto; he is director of Fair 
Havens Bible Conference, and has served 
as pastor of Bethel Gospel Church, and 
Director of Christian Education at Calvary 
Church, both in Toronto. 




Rev. G. Douglas Routledge, B.Th. L'60, 

will represent the London Alumni. Doug 
has served as Director of London Y.F.C.; 
was associate pastor at Calvary Baptist 
Church in Plymouth, Michigan; and since 
1967 has been pastor of Churchill Heights 
Baptist Church where he is leading in 
a relocation and building program. 

His abilities will be available and 
ultilized in the development of the new 
Alumni Association. 

TO ALL ALUMNI, BOTH "L" AND "T": 

please support by prayer, interest, attend- 
ance and gifts, your Alumni Association. 
Surely we are all grateful for the training 
received and the help that others gave so 
that we could study at our Colleges. Let's 
make O.B.C. Alumni the best association 
possible! 

Thank you, Alex Deans 

For many years, one of the moving and 
driving personalities in the Toronto Alumni 
Association has been Alex Deans, M.C.. 
T'49. As executive member and president, 
he has served faithfully and well. 

In the latter capacity he has helped 
steer the merger of the two Alumni Asso- 
ciations, and now takes a well-earned 
■furlough" from his heavy responsibilities. 

Not many knew that Alex served despite 
physical problems, the result of his war 
service. Even at the Homecoming, when 
he knew that the next day he would enter 
hospital for what could be a long siege, 
he carried his responsibilities through with 
the inimitable Deans' touch. 

Thank you Alex for all you have done. 
May the Lord strengthen and restore you 
for further service. 



And you too, Lambert Baptist 

Rev. Lambert Baptist. B.R.E. L'64, has 
been serving for several years as London 
Alumni President, a task he performed 
with zeal and interest. He laboured long 
in merger activities, and shared the Alum- 
ni burden and problems. 

Lambert is presently pastor of North 
Broadway Baptist Church, Tillsonburg, 
Ont. 

Thank you for faithful and effective 
service. 

THE GOLDEN MILE 
CHAPTER 

The Alumni Association congratulates the 
Class of T'18 upon promotion to the Gold- 
en Mile Chapter (50 years since gradua- 
tion). Here are the ones still active for the 
Lord: 

Mrs. Louis Agne (Evelyn Burke) 
Mrs. George Booth (Laura Bates) 
Miss Edith Code 
Miss Alice Duce 
Miss Anna Fleming 
Mrs. A. Galbraith (Edith Atkinson) 
Mrs. Victor Griffin (Helen Gordon) 
Mrs. A. Hunsberger (Vera Hallman) 
Miss Alice Munns 
Miss Ada Scheifele 
Mrs. R. Large (Beth Henry) 
Mrs. P. Jordan '17-'18 

MR. SIMMONDS CONDUCTS EXTENSION 
CLASSES 

For 9 weeks. Rev. E. L. Simmonds has 
been teaching an extension class at St. 
Crispin's Anglican Church in Scarborough. 
More than 50 people registered for the 
period. Bible and Christian living are his 
themes. 

At the overwhelming appeal of the 
people, the class will continue for the 9 
Monday evenings of February and March, 
1969. 

The new studies will be from the book 
of Genesis and again will apply Bible prin- 
ciples to the Christian life. 

Any who are interested can contact Rev. 
E. P. Leckie, St. Crispin's Anglican Church, 
Stop 12, Kingston Rd. (corner of Clare- 
more and Craiglee Dr.) Scarborough, (or 
phone 267-7932) or phone the Bible Col- 
lege for information. 



ONTARIO BIBLE COLLEGE/DEC. 1968 



13 




Part of the group at the banquet during the 
beth building. 



Annual Alumni Homecoming 

"I" he setting was the majestic Queen Eliza- 
beth building at Toronto's C.N.E., and the 
event was the annual Alumni Homecoming. 
But with a difference. The Homecoming 
was the first joint meeting of the Toronto 
and London Alumni Associations, the first 
Ontario Bible College get-together. 

About 325 alumni turned up, fewer than 
the 500 expected. (What's your excuse, 
alumnus? You should have been there!) 

It did seem strange to have a "Home- 
coming" with so many strangers. At first 
Torontonians tended to cluster with the 
ones they knew, and Londoners gathered 
with their ilk. Then it happened. It's hard 
to determine the catalyst that brought 
them together — perhaps a face recog- 
nized here, a name there. Or perhaps it 
was just that wonderful "all one in Christ 
Jesus" feeling. Whatever it was, bound- 
aries were crossed; hands were clasped: 
faces beamed — and the two became one! 

Under the direction of president Alex 
Deans T'49, (see short item about him in 
this issue) the program began. From the 
inevitable, but delicious, chicken dinner, to 
Gord Hamilton L'63 and his rich, full bari- 
tone voice; the Alumnus of the Year award; 
the irrepressible Jane Scott T'16 and her 
tribute to Mrs. O. J. Smith; and finally 
Professor Stanford Reid's message on the 
sovereignty of God, to the benediction by 
the president elect of the new Alumni As- 
sociation, Murray Hicks B.Th. L'58, it was 
fellowship, friendship and delight. 

Pictures and other highlights are found 
elsewhere on these pages. We're just sorry 
that so many were not found at the Queen 
Elizabeth building. How about next year? 
For sure? Good! We'll see you then. 



Alumni Homecoming at the Queen Eliza- 



Class of '43 celebrates 
25th Anniversary 

Three members of the Class of L'43 met 
for a reunion at the Homecoming Banquet, 
October 5, 1968: Mrs. R. Forsberg (Julia 
Zhelka), California: Rev. and Mrs. Vernice 
Smith, S. Dakota; and Miss Gladys Lee 
formerly from the Chad, Africa, and now 
in the S.U.M. office in Toronto. Other mem- 
bers of the Class are: Mrs. George Boundy 
(Grace Rawling), Mr. Guy Currelly, Miss 



Dorothy Day, Mrs. Jack Koziol (Vera Musi- 
kov). Rev. Arthur Murfin, Mrs. R. Nunez 
(Lynna Nichol), Rev. Ormond Wolfrem. 
Some members of the Class of T'43 who 
had celebrated their 25th Anniversary on 
Graduation Day, April 27, 1968, joined this 
Class reunion. 

Kenya Alumni Branch 
Works Fast! 

|\/1 issionaries from Toronto and London, 
serving in Kenya, East Africa, beat every- 
one to an "integrated" alumni meeting. 
Indeed, as a branch they had merged 
long ago, and they were just waiting for 
the "parents" to catch up! 

In early June, Dr. Boehmer was in 
Kenya, attending the International Con- 
ference of the Africa Inland Mission, and 
he had the privilege of speaking to the 
first official meeting of the merged 
branches. Perhaps it was fitting that the 
chairman was Don MacKenzie (T'47-'48) 
who also graduated from London (L'51). 
His wife Doris is from Toronto (T'46)! 
That's a merger! 

The accompanying picture shows some 
of those who attended. Others were un- 
available when the picture was taken. 

The missing ones are: Rev. Frank Frew, 
L'51; Miss Louese Cameron, T'64; Mr. & 
Mrs. Wilbur Mathews, T'63-64; Ruth 
Recover, T'35. 




Back row: Mrs. Don MacKenzie (Dons Vance, T'46); Mrs. Frank Frew (Margaret Scan- 
nel, L'51); Miss Sylvia Kinsman, B.R.E. L'57; Miss Norma Cameron, B.R.E. L'58; Miss 
Betty Reside, L'53; and Mrs. James Green (Doris Badgley, L'55). Front row: Rev. Don 
MacKenzie, L'51 (T'47-'48) and Mr, James Green, L'54-'57. (Mr. Frank Frew, L'51, was 
not available.) 



14 



Alumni News 



On The Home Front 

MR. and MRS. E. PETERSEN, T'58-'60 
(JUNE, T'59) are in Gravenhurst, Ont. Mr. 
Petersen is head of the History Department 
in the Bracebridge High School. 
MISS JACKIE WHAN, T'64 is serving at 
Nootka Mission, Esperanza, B.C. for a year. 
MR. CARL SPACKMAN, B.Th. T'63 re- 
ceived his B.D. May 22, 1968, from West- 
minster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. 
(He received a B.A. from Waterloo Luth- 
eran University in 1965) 
REV. T. SWAN, B.Th. '59 is General 
Director for the Christian Service Brigade 
of Canada, REV. DOUG PERKINS, L'62-'65 
is serving as Field Staff man for Eastern 
Canada, and MR. JIM CUNNINGHAM, 
B.R.E. L'68 for Western Canada. MISS 
DORIC LANE, T'44 is with the H.Q. Office 
Staff in Hamilton. 

REV. A. McCOMBIE, T'52 is pastor of the 
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church In Isling- 
ton, Ont. 

REV. ROBERT WILKINS, B.Th. '66 was 
ordained on May 9, 1968, at Trinity Baptist 
Church, Niagara Falls, Ont. REV. M. MAC- 
LEOD, Faculty, preached the ordination 
sermon and REV. ROBERT REDDING, L'52 
gave the charge to the church. 
REV. E. G. STRONGITHARM, T'49 is 
pastor of the First Baptist Church, Fort 
Erie, Ont. 

MR. HANS STEINKE, B.Th. T'66 Is pastor 
of the German Church of God in Edmon- 
ton, Alta. 

MISS AGNES LEE, T'43 is Director of 
Christian Education at Park Baptist Church, 
Brantford. 

MISS (Lie.) MYRTLE INGERSOLL, T'49 is 
doing pastoral work in the St. Marys Bay 
group of Baptist Churches in Nova Scotia. 
MR. LEN FERBER, T'59 is student pastor 
at the Baptist Churches in Tiverton and 
Glamis, Ont., while he continues his studies 
at McMaster University. 
REV. WILLIAM A. LAWRENCE, Th.D., T'45, 
appeared in the 1968 edition of Who's 
Who in Texas Today. Mr. Lawrence is 
President of the El Paso School of the 
Bible. 

REV. ALBERT BOLSTER, T'38 is pastor 
of the Olive Branch Baptist Church in 
Belle Vernon, Pa. 

MR. and MRS. DAVID WHEALY, T'59 
(MAUREEN CLARKE, T'61) have been ac- 



cepted by Wycliffe Bible Translators. They 

plan to attend Jungle Aviation Camp and 

Radio Service training base in N. Carolina 

in January, 1969. 

REV. JOHN MEENINK, B.R.E. L'67, was 

ordained on September 24, 1968, at Grace 

Gospel Church, Paris, Ont., where he is 

pastor. 

REV. HANS ABMA, B.Th. T'64, was 

ordained on October 3, 1968, at the Baptist 

Church in Wilkesport, Ont., where he is 

pastor. 

REV. LESLIE MORRIS, L'60 was ordained 

on September 5, 1968, at the Baptist 

Church in Brigden, Ont. He and his wife 

look forward to serving the Lord with 

T.E.A.M. in Aruba, Netherlands. 

MR. DAVE TAYLOR, B.Th. L'67, is a pastor 

of four churches in the Woods Harbour, 

N.S., area (United Baptist Convention). 

REV. M. CHESTER STEEVES, L'56, has 

recently moved to a new pastorate at 

Grand Bay, N.B. 

The class of T'27 met in reunion at the 

Homecoming Banquet, October 5, 1968. 

To The Field 

MR. and MRS. CARL WILHELM, B.R.E. 
T'68 (SHARON B.R.E. T'68) to Costa Rica 
for language study, with H.C.J.B. 
MR. and MRS. GEORGE BEACHAM (MAE 
GOULD, T'50) to Nigeria, Africa (S.I.M.). 
REV. and MRS. JOHN CSEREPKA, T'57-'58 
to Bolivia, South America (C.B.F.M.B.). 
MISS JOAN COLLINS, T'61 to the Chad, 
Africa (S.U.M.). 

REV. and MRS. J. BROTHERTON, T'38 
(MADGE EDGSON, T'38-'39) to the Chad, 
Africa (S.U.M.). 

REV. and MRS. JOHN PROCTER, T'17 to 
the Transvaal, Africa (A.E.F.). 
MR. and MRS. GRAHAM COX (MERLE 
SONLEY, T'42 EC.) to Nigeria, W. Africa 
(S.I.M.). 

DR. and MRS. DON HARRISON, T'62 Sp. 
to Saiburi, Thailand (O.M.F.). 
REV. and MRS. STEWART WEBER, L'46 
(MARION PITTAWAY, L'42) to Moundou, 
Chad, Africa, after short furlough (S.U.M.). 
MISS MURIEL DAVIS, L'50, to Jamaica, 
with B.M.M. 

REV. and MRS. NEIL REMPEL, B.Th. L'63 
(CAROLYN SMITH, B.R.E. L'64) to Ger- 
many, with G.EM. Mr. Rempel was 
ordained by the A.G.C., on March 13, 1968. 



On Furlough 

MR. and MRS. N. JEANPRETRE (JEAN 
KERR, T'48) from France (E.E.C.). 
MR. and MRS. DAVID WOODWARD (BETTY 
GILLMAN, T'40) from Taiwan (T.E.A.M.). 
MISS RUTH MACLEOD, T'32 (United 
Church O.M.B.) from Taiwan. 
REV. and MRS. EUGENE AYTON, T'34 
from Taiwan (O.M.F.). 

MISS DOROTHY FRANCKLIN, T'34 from 
Bolivia, South America, will be retiring 
after furlough and after 35 years' service 
on the field with C.B.F.M.B. 
MR. and MRS. L. ZYLSTRA (MARIE CHAP- 
MAN, B.Th. T'59) from Nepal (W.B.T.). 
MISS HELEN TRIP, B.Th. L'60, from Holland 
(Independent) for a short furlough. 
MISS ELSIE LAVERY, L'48 (S.I.M.) from 
Nigeria, W. Africa. 

MISS EVELYN REGIER, former Chr. Ed. 
Instructor (L), from Japan (B.M.M.). 

Marriages 

•MISS JEAN SMALL, T'67-68 to MR. 
ERNEST BRUBACHER on August 17, 1968, 
at Forward Baptist Church Gait, Ont. REV. 
ERNEST KENNEDY, B.Th. T'66 officiated. 
MISS SANDRA GOULD '71 and MISS 
SHIRLEY WARK '70 were bridesmaids. 
The soloist was DR. BRYAN WIGGLES- 
WORTH '69. 

•Miss RUBY LISK, T'66-'68 to MR. WAYNE 
RHODES, B.R.E. T'68 on June 8, 1968. 
•MISS ROSE BOWLING, T'62 to MR. 
ROBERT ZENK on August 24, 1968, at 
Westmont Baptist Church, Westmont, III. 
•MISS MAE SUMMERFELDT to MR. VOL- 
KER KLAUE, '69 on August 10, 1968, at 
Banfield Memorial Church, Willowdale, Ont. 
MR. EVAN CRAIG '70 was soloist and MR. 
DOUG McKELLAR '69 was an usher. At 
the reception, messages were given by MR. 
ANAND CHAUDHARI '69 and MR. ED 
BORISENKO '69. 

•MISS PAT RICHARDS, T'65 and MR. JIM 
MclNNES, T'67 on August 10, 1968, at 
Mackenzie Memorial Gospel Church, Strat- 
ford, Ont. The best man was MR. STAN 
HIBBINS, B.R.E. T'68 and MISS BARBARA 
TOBEY, T'65 was a bridesmaid. MR. RAY 
McCREADY '70 was an usher. The master 
of ceremonies at the reception was MR. 
CARL SPACKMAN, B.Th, T'63 and MRS. 
D. PERCY (BETTY WILLIS, T'35) gave a 
piano solo. 



ONTARIO BIBLE COLLEGE/DEC. 1968 



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Alumni News 



•MISS MARGARET MOORE, T'62-'63 E.C. 
to MR. HARRY WEATHERHEAD '69 on 
August 17, 1968, at Rape Ave. Baptist 
Church, Toronto. REV. A. T. STARR, T'46 
assisted in the ceremony. MR. JOHN MC- 
DONALD, T'55 E.C. was soloist. 
•MISS RUTH MURDUCK, T'59 to MR. 
VICTOR BAKER, T'53 on September 20, 
1968, at Forward Baptist Church, Toronto. 
•MISS SUSAN MANKTELOW, T'65-'68 to 
MR. CHARLES WILSON 70 on May 25, 
1968, at Philpott Memorial Church, Ham- 
ilton. REV. A. STEIN, T'30 officiated. MRS. 
CARL WILHELM, B.R.E. T'68 was soloist 
and MR. DARRELL HALL 70 was best man. 
MR. EVAN CRAIG 70 and MR. PHIL 
THOMPSON 71 were ushers. 
•MISS JUDY GRACE to MR. DALE GREEN, 
B.Th. L'65, on August 17, 1968, in Kings- 
ton, Ont. 

•MISS DOROTHEA FOUCAR, former Dean 
of Women (L), to MR. ARTHUR BRAM- 
WELL ALLEN, on July 31, 1968, at London, 
Ont. REV. WM. W. TYLER, T'36, assisted in 
the ceremony. 

•MISS MARY WEPPLER, L'68, to MR. 
DONALD VAIR, L'63-'68 Sp., on October 
5, 1968, at the Parkway Bible Church, 
Toronto. REV. ALEX STEIN, T'30, officiated. 
MRS. DAVID GOLDSMITH (HELEN MILLER, 
B.R.E. L'67) was a bridesmaid, and 
MAUREEN, daughter of DR. WM. R. 
FOSTER, L'51, Academic Dean, was the 
flower girl. MR. GARRY EASON, B.R.E. 
L'67, was master of ceremonies and one 
of the ushers, along with MR. DONALD 
ROTH, '71. MR. DAVID GAST, B.S.M. L'68, 
was song leader, while MISS LYNDA 
ISAAC, '69, assisted at the piano. Their 
photographer was MR. BILL BONIKOWSKY, 
'70, and the reception was held at the 
Ontario Bible College. 

Births 

To MR. and MRS. STAN DESJARDINE, 

T'68 a daughter, Karen Joy, on August 22, 

1968 in London, Ont. 

To MR. and MRS. WINSTON NEWMAN, 

B.Th. T'64 (KATHRYN DUNCANSON '65) a 

son, Robert Anthony Duncan, on July 19, 

1968, in Toronto. 

To MR. and MRS. EDWYN PETERSEN, 

T'58-'60 (JUNE, T'59) a chosen son Mark, 

on August 10, 1967, in Timmins, Ont., a 

brother for David. 



To MR. and MRS. TED FRANCIS, T'66-'67 
(HELEN WHITEHEAD, T'66-67) a daughter, 
Pamela Jeanne, on September 5, 1968, in 
Vineland Station, Ont. 

To MR. and MRS. DEREK SMITH (ULLA 
TERVONEN, T'57) a son, Mark Paul, on 
July 27, 1968 in Chisholm, Minn. 
To MR. and MRS. EDMUND KENNEDY 
(JEAN SMITH, T'64 EC.) a chosen 
daughter, Jeanne Elizabeth, on August 30, 
1968, in Preston, Ont. 

To MR. and MRS. LEN FERBER, T'59 a 
daughter, Heidi, on August 15, 1968, in 
Tiverton, Ont.. a sister for Andrew and 
Heather. 

To MR. and MRS. ALASDAIR CAMERON, 
T'62-'63 a son, lain Murray, on March 22, 
1968, in Chatham, England. 
To MR. and MRS. PAUL ESTABROOKS. 
B.Th. L'66 (DIANNE, B.R.E. L'63) a son, 
Paul Timothy, on September 27, 1968, in 
London, Ont. 

To MR. and MRS. Dave Taylor, B.Th. L'67 
(RUTH BICKEL, L'66-67), a daughter. Lorry 
Kimberlie, on August 8, 1968, in Yarmouth. 
N.S. 

To REV. and MRS. ROY GELLATLY, L'57 
(BEVERLEY MIDDLESTEAD, L'55-'57) a 
son, Duncan Laurence, on August 2, 1968, 
in Stratford, Ont. 

To MR. and MRS. DONALD CRERAR 
(ANNETTE JONES, L'56) a son, Peter Mac- 
intosh, on August 17, 1968, in Sarnia, Ont. 
To MR. and MRS. HAROLD HIDE, L'48, a 
daughter, Doretha Anne, on August 21, 
1968, In SL Thomas, Ont., a sister for 
Nigeria-born Charlene, Cheryl and Denise. 

Deaths 

REV. HENRY HELLYER, T'03 on June 14, 

1968, iii Mentone, Calif. 

MISS ROSE BOLTON, T'12, on September 

21, 1968, in Toronto. 

MRS. SAMUEL HOEKSTRA (MARJORIE 

MOYER, L'48) on October 6, 1968, in 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

MR. WILLIAM G. CAREY 
London Alumni will be saddened to hear 
of the sudden passing of Mr. William G. 
Carey, for many years music instructor and 
chorale director at L.C.B.M. 

Of late years, Mr. Carey has been teach- 
ing at Southeastern Bible College in 
Alabama. He was in poor health, but his 



death on September 19th, 1968, was un- 
expected by his friends and associates. 
He was visiting in London at the time. 

Our deep regret and Christian sympathy 
are extended to Mrs. Carey and the family. 

The William G. Carey Memorial Fund 
has been established at Wortley Baptist 
Church, London. Perhaps friends of Mr. 
Carey would like to share in this memorial 
of appreciation for the work of a man 
of God. 

Do Dreams Come True? 

/\s I look back over my Christian life, 
it is with a deep sense of God's guidance. 
I am convinced it is only as we commit 
ourselves to Him that He will then lead 
and bless. 

Psalm 37:5, "Commit thy way unto the 

Lord, trust also in Him; and He shall 

bring it to pass. " 

For nearly forty years I have dreamed 
of visiting a mission field, and my dream 
came true on May 31, 1968 at 1:30 p.m. 
I flew from Toronto to New York, on the 
first leg of my journey to Colombia, South 
America. 

My arrival at the airport in Barranquilla 
was very exciting. Exciting because five 
missionaries from the Evangelical Union of 
South America were there to greet me. 
What a reception! One would have thought 
that I was the Prime Minister of Canada! 

It was at the airport I tasted my first 
South American food, which was indeed 
delicious. 

The big thrill came when I visited all 
the main stations and a number of out 
stations which are under the auspices of 
the Evangelical Union of South America. 
The second blessing came when I met 
many of the Christians of Colombia and 
saw the growth of the church. But I was 
saddened to see the economic condition 
of the church members. Yes, they are ma- 
terially poor, but spiritually I found them 
to be very rich. I fell in love with the 
children and the people. My hat comes 
off to the missionaries for their handling 
of their herculean task. They could use 
many more helpers. 

Won't you pray that the Lord of the 
Harvest will send out more harvesters? 

— Stan Beard T'35 



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